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The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
No relationship: If you are getting kidney infections, there is another cause and kidney infections are serious, needing your doctor's attention immediately ...Read more
Will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some oxalates for kidney stone patients?
Eat an alkaline diet: The biggest contributor to recurrent kidney stones is an acidic diet, which results in high calcium levels in the urine. Cut out meat and processed dairy to alkalinize your diet quickly. The oxalates and beans are mostly bound by other compounds in the beans, making beans and excellent, safe source of protein for you. In addition to whole grains and nuts. ...Read more
Sure: If your kidney disease upsets your stomach, the vinegar may make it worse. If you're expecting drinking the vinegar to help dry scalp, your overly optimistic. Applying it topically might help -- your physician may have other suggestions. Apple cider vinegar is promoted as being good for everything, which itself should let you draw a reasonable conclusion. Still, it's interesting. ...Read more
Waiting for blood/urine tests to come back for my 5 yr. Old girl for undiagnosed kidney isue she has random dry heave began a wk ago cud it be related?
Why in the am am i lightheaded & dark urine? Blood work all normal today, inc. Kidneys — orthostatics normal, heart work up too. House very dry .?
Dehydration: Lightheaded spells should be correlated with blood pressure measurements lying, then when getting up, checking for drop. Dark urine may imply concentrated specimen due to dehydration. Perhaps first voided urine sample should be checked for specific gravity, etc. Try drinking couple glasses of water prior retiring at night. ...Read more
Dry mouth, frequent thirst, more urination esp at night. Lower left back pain above waist. Prostate checked digitally in Sept. okay. Kidney? Diabetes?
See your doc: You present a case that could be diabetes. You need a work up to determine the correct diagnosis so you can correct or manage the situation. Dry mouth can cause tooth loss and bad breath. Diabetes is associated with many systemic problems. Schedule your doc appointment ASAP. ...Read more
I have dry throat, back pain, severe pains in my rib whenever I lie on my belly and sometimes around my kidney area?
Mid basilr hypokensis, sob, marks on lungs, eyes dry, skin infects, had h1n1 vaccination, everything got worse, kidneys, all docs said anxiety. Sarcoidosis?
Cannot diagnose: Besides the possibility that your doctor is correct, if you are not satisfied with their opinions you should definitely seek a second opinion. It sounds as if you have undergone a fairly detailed work-up, but a different doctor may have new approaches. Good luck. ...Read more
Woke up with sore throat, 3 hours later I was fine, now 11pm again sore throat again with dry stuffy sinus. 98.5F temp. Should i be worried? I am currently on immunosuppressants for a kidney transplant I had last week.
Yes: Call your doctor ASAP since a minor infection may become a serious one for those whose immune responses have been suppressed. ...Read more
Years of nocturia suddenly worse. Dry mouth. No evidence of heart or kidney problems. No sleep apnea. Labs & urine norm. Side effect of warfarin?
No: See an urogynecologist or urologist and have it evaluated. ...Read more
I have a small patch of skin that's dry and flakey on my lower back on the right side. The dried skin is white. What could this be?
See Dermatologist: Could be eczema. See a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sharp pains in my lower back and a dry hacking cough every nite for 5months. Back pain is in the majority of every day. Could this problem be serious?
Should get workup: Persistent unrelanting cough should always be assessed by a physician and treated. The back pain may be related to the constant coughing. Stay away from over the counter antitussive medications. They may only perpetuate the problem. Get an appointment with a physician and you will sleep much more soundly. ...Read more
My daughter scratches her butt, lower back, and around her waste constantly. I noticed she has tiny healing sores and scabs. Is it just dry skin?
May be more than dry: The sores and scabs can be from the scratching. She can be scratching because of dryness, eczema, insect bites, or contact dermatitis. Since you seem to describe area of body covered by underwear, I would wonder if she's reacting to fabric, elastic, diaper/ training pants (in a toddler) fabric detergent, or personal care products. ...Read more
I have these, used to be bumps, but now kind of dry looking patches on stomach and a few on my sides and a few that progressed to my lower back. I'm 16?
Pityriasis: What you are describing sounds like pityriasis rosea. It is not serious nor contagious. The cause of pityriasis has yet to be uncovered although some believe it is viral. The rash from pityriasis usually lasts about 6-8 weeks and goes away without treatment. If it is itchy you can try OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Avoid hot showers, they can make the rash worse. See your doctor for confirmation. Good luck. ...Read more
Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?
Tine Versicolor: Possibly could be tinea versicolor. Often times this disorder can be treated with over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos, but in some cases may require oral medication such as ketoconazole to treat completely. Some rashes may look similar to tinea versicolor and if persistent may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
For two and half months iv had twinging pains on and off throughout the day in what feels like my right ovary area. I also have constant lower back ache which is not relieved with sitting or lying down. I feel nauseus and end up dry heaving after walking
This does sound: Like it may be coming from your ovary or another pelvic organ, and you should definitely be checked and probably have at least an ultrasound. There are some urinary or back arthritis problems that can feel similar, but unless the pain is very severe, nausea and heaving are not normal. See a FP, or if you have one, a gynecologist first. Don't delay, and good luck! ...Read more
I have brownish looking spots on my stomach and lower back and they're very dry. I always moisturize but they go dry again. I need to get rid of them?
See a Dermatologist: To get rid of them.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a runny nose, dry cough, and when I breathe deeply I have a sharp pain in my right lower back?
Lately I've experienced extreme fatigue. Lower back pains on both sides but not the middle. Nausea and very dry mouth at all times. Any suggestions?
You need evaluation : There are a lot of things going on and you'll need a full evaluation to help clarify what the problem is and what your diagnosis is. You need to see your physician ...Read more
My scalp near forehead is dry scaly non itchy. And wen I scratch it reveals reddened skin is it scalp psoriasis i hv few lesions on my lower back?
Bad lower back pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and I'm really cold also have dry cough that hurts and because of it I can't breathe that well
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Get an evaluation by a doctor
make sure you don't have something more serious like a kidney issue. Your symptoms may be secondary to just bodyaches from a flu but you need to exclude more serious issues and should see a doctor to be examined. ...Read more
My left hands shakes a bit throughout the day. My mouth is dry. Lower back hurts and I could feel my heart pounding all over?
May be stress but: This may be stressed but you need to see your physician to make sure there's not another diagnosis. There can be medical conditions that could cause some symptoms. We would be wise to go ahead and pursue this evaluation to get you the comfort that you need ...Read more